Accession Number : ADA301333

Title :   An Evaluation of Cost Metrics Used within Aeronautical Systems Center.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Byrne, Kevin M.

PDF Url : ADA301333

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 126

Abstract : Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC) system program offices rely on cost metrics to acquire information on program effectiveness and organizational improvement. This study was an attempt to determine the effectiveness of ASCts cost metrics. The effectiveness of the metrics were determined by the desirability of the behaviors which are exhibited when individuals utilize the specific metrics. Using an expert panel to evaluate the metrics, data was collected using the Group Research Laboratory for Logistics located in Armstrong Laboratory at Wright Patterson AFB, OH. Metric diagnostic charts were utilized to arrange the data into a format which would provide effectiveness information. The results of the study indicated that management should be aware that an integrated approach when utilizing metrics may I provide supplementary information about a particular situation.

Descriptors :   *TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT, *AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT, *SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, ACQUISITION, COST EFFECTIVENESS, COST ANALYSIS, LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, THESES, MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL, PRODUCTIVITY, BEHAVIOR, PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, AIR FORCE PLANNING, METROLOGY.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE